Retired Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Gumbleton is taking his show on the road. This time to Archbishop Chaput’s diocese to support a sex-abuse bill in Colorado that takes aim only at the Catholic Church and ignores every other institution.
…His visit was arranged through the office of Sen. Joan Fitz-Gerald, D-Coal Creek Canyon. She and Rep. Gwyn Green, D-Golden, each authored controversial bills that would remove the statute of limitations so that adult victims of childhood sexual abuse could bring civil lawsuits against their predators, even if the incidents occurred many years ago.
Unexpected opposition from the Colorado Catholic Conference and the Archdiocese of Denver led Fitz-Gerald to lay over her own bill to concentrate on Green’s remaining House Bill 1090.
"I’d like for a man of faith to tell his story so state lawmakers don’t believe the position that the Denver Archdiocese has taken against the bill is the only Catholic position in the country," Fitz-Gerald said. "I’d like to point out that some Catholic leaders think it’s a necessary thing to do.
"Bishop Gumbleton strongly believes the state needs to lift the window to get the names of perpetrators in the public forum so the abuse doesn’t continue and to get some sense of justice for victims."
Perhaps the Archbishop could start by naming the priest who had allegedly abused him. After all if the story is true wouldn’t doing this help others that would probably have been abused from the same person and might want support? I have pretty much been skeptical of his recent confession of abuse, but if true it wouldn’t be the first time that homosexual abuse as a minor lead to someone developing homosexual tendencies or become sympathetic to homosexuality.
Of course Chaput and Gumbleton with the same area could lead to catastrophic results. No need for anti-matter to power a starship; I think you could power one with the energy collision of orthodoxy and heterodoxy of of these two bishops in close proximity.